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A La Carte (May 8)

Today’s Kindle deals include several books to browse through. One of them is my favorite recent book on marriage.

On Redefining Words and Character Assassination

Summer White on Jen Hatmaker: “The problem is not some ambiguous establishment that has plotted against Hatmaker. The problem is that Hatmaker broke ranks with what Christians have believed for thousands of years: namely, that God is holy.”

When Robots Take the Wheel (Video)

Wired has an interesting series on robots taking the wheels of our cars (and trucks).

I Just Want Her To Be Happy

“I have been a medical doctor in the United States for more than thirty years. Today, I often hear American parents say, ‘I just want my child to be happy.’ Unfortunately, when you let contemporary American kids do whatever makes them happy, the result is likely to be teenage girls who spend all their time on Instagram or Snapchat, and teenage boys whose favorite pastimes are video games and pornography.”

The Cumulative Effect of Little Choices

Randy Alcorn: “Sink holes remind us of two things: first, something can look good on the outside, when underneath major problems have been going on for years, and disaster’s about to happen. Second, our lives are affected by little choices, which have cumulative effects that can result in either moral strength or moral disaster.”

Eight Reasons Churches Became Too Busy

The simple fact is, a lot of churches are far too busy. Here’s how many of them got that way.

Make Room for Different Kinds of Discipleship

“Discipleship or mentoring is a hot topic in Christian circles. It seems everyone weighs in on the ‘right’ way to do it.” But maybe that’s not quite the right way to think about it.

Why Do Christians Love the Law?

It’s simple: “The truth of the matter is that not just anyone loves the law of God but only those who have been set free by our law-giving, law-keeping, and law-liberating Savior.”

Flashback: The False Teachers: T.D. Jakes

Until Jakes clearly affirms the orthodox definition of the Trinity and denies the Modalist definition of the Trinity, we must regard him warily as a false teacher.

Why expository preaching? Because God knows what his people need better than you do.

—Bobby Jamieson

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    A La Carte (June 18)

    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…